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Urban Backpackers
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Urban Backpackers

Anderson Street, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2107 - See map
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Popular landmarks
SAB World of Beer 1.2 km
Maboneng Precinct 1.5 km
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 2.0 km
Gold Reef City 4.5 km
South Western Townships 4.8 km
Apartheid Museum 5.0 km
Johannesburg Zoo 9.1 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 11.1 km
Nelson Mandela Square 11.2 km
Mandela House 14.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Ghandi Square 210 m
Carlton Centre 280 m
Browns Womens Clinic 280 m
Rissik 350 m
Top of Africa 360 m
Power Save 380 m
Mandela & Tambo Law Offices 400 m
Faraday 480 m
Ernest Oppenheimer Park 490 m
Rissik St Post Office 500 m

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  • 470 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

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Value for money5.5
Location rating5.0
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport21.1 km

Rooms available at Urban Backpackers

Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
  • Street view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 single beds
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Standard Twin
  • 2 single beds
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Bed in dormitory FEMALE ROOM
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      Double Room
      • 1 double bed
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Urban Backpackers?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to Urban Backpackers?

      Urban Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Urban Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel.

      What is the smoking policy at Urban Backpackers?

      Urban Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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      More about Urban Backpackers

      More about Urban Backpackers

      Designed for both business and leisure travel, Urban Backpackers is ideally situated in Johannesburg City Centre, one of the city's most popular locales. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      Offering guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Urban Backpackers is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. This property offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

      All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The property's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodation in Johannesburg, make Urban Backpackers your home away from home.

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      Reviews of Urban Backpackers from real guests

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      Value for money5.5
      High score for Johannesburg
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      Very good
      Christian from Thailand
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

      feeling like staying with family”

      The staff take very good care of ther customers, are friendly and helpfull and feels like staying with family, the guesthouse has it's own decoration style a nice roof terrace kitchen . some small things in the building could be improved or repaired, but its ok. It is about 10 min walking to the center, supermarkets and eatingplaces are nearby. They didn't came to pick up at airport, but Uber did quick and good 275 R.

      Reviewed September 17, 2019

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      Ricardo from Argentina
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

      I liked all the recommendations by Nicky”

      Not the safest area for a tourist, but the staff helped me a lot to get around.

      Reviewed January 15, 2019

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      Ronald from United States
      Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

      Scary ”

      I can tell that the owners take pride in there hostel and want the guest to feel welcomed as we did when we arrived. I need to make a few notes for fellow backpackers. I know a lot of us are traveling on a budget and we are buying food and beverages to last as we travel. This unfortunately is not a place that you can leave anything in the refrigerator without it getting stolen. We purchased beer and brought a nice bottle of champagne to celebrate but left it to chill in the refrigerator. Unfortunately it was all stolen. As for safety. This isn’t an area of town that I would go back to. Actually I left and never came back I didn’t even ask for a refund and forfeited my next few nights. There was a party on the rooftop that by 12:30 am turned into a brawl until 2:30 am outside on the street. Another guest called it a riot. It was awful. This went on for two hours of yelling screaming punching kicking, etc. The police never came and I’m guessing our hostel never called. Until 5 am there was still drunk people in our hallway next to our door. Finally my alarm went off and they left. I walked my girlfriend to the bathroom and stayed outside the door because I wasn’t sure what to expect. Downstairs we ate dinner next to the hostel by the way the food is excellent. As we sat there we saw people running. As someone sat out front on their phone texting another individual grabbed their cellphone and ran to a car that was waiting for them on the corner and jumped in and sped off. From what I gathered this was the second time that this happened this week. Sometimes there are just bad days I hope this was the last.

      Reviewed October 10, 2018

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